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Fort Carson soldiers help turn Seattle stadium into temporary hospital

Posted: 6:06 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-31 11:25:21-04
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FORT CARSON — Fort Carson troops are in Seattle where the Army built a medical facility at CenturyLink Field, where the Seahawks play. It's one of several new hospitals popping up at stadium and sports venues across the country.

Fort Carson announced on March 24 that more than 300 medical personnel from the 627th Hospital Center will deploy to Washington State to provide supplemental, routine, and emergency medical support to community medical staffs, allowing them to focus their resources and efforts on detecting and treating patients believed to have been exposed to COVID-19.

The Mountain Post said this response is part of the whole-of-nation approach to fighting COVID-19.

The announcement from Fort Carson said Army Medicine is in full support of the Army's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are synchronizing all medical resources to ensure our soldiers and the American people are safe.

The announcement went on to say that the deployment of medical personnel potentially may affect upcoming scheduled medical appointments and the number of patients who may be seen by their primary care providers. Fort Carson medical personnel will work closely with supporting medical network partners to ensure patients receive safe and timely care, and reschedule appointments, as needed. Persons who have an upcoming medical appointment should call their Primary Care Manager to confirm the appointment date and time.

Beneficiaries assigned to 627th Hospital Center and Evans Army Community Hospital may continue to call the hospital's primary care appointment line at (719) 526-7000 or (719)-526-CARE (719-526-2273) to schedule or cancel medical appointments. Appointments also may be scheduled or canceled using TRICARE online at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.tricareonline.com&d=DwIFAg&c=aLv4kG3eFBuAUFgZFQ07JQ&r=xi3hBmKorqRfJheu9g-tZA&m=1lHWC8eUou-MquRZiIgDM6pUim2IIuB-LfUOMR1gOSc&s=BjCyFoAJ-KYqRbJ3xevaePcOjGuV_IE9OPI3PTJkUV4&e= .

To learn more, visit https://www.carson.army.mil/